Mana: Estamos Gozando.

Author:Mangual, Rudy
 
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MAÑA

Estamos Gozando

(Cookita Productions)

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Veteran salsa pianist/composer/arranger Ramón Rosado leads the New York City-based salsa ensemble Maña, which is currently enjoying the release of its second production titled Estamos Gozando. Two years in the making, this new recording showcases a balanced repertoire of original scores and hand-picked classics such as the Tite Curet Alonso composition Prucutú Cumbamba (a fire-breathing bomba arranged by Papo Vázquez and featuring the talents of master percussionist Anthony Carrillo); the Arsenio Rodriguez composition Yo Soy Chambelón, as well as the Justi Barrete selection Ókere, keeping this Afro Caribbean dance party cooking with intensity from beginning to end. Maña is composed of co-leaders Ray Rosado (piano) and Víctor Maldonado...

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